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Decca Records are proud to announce The Teskey Brothers acclaimed 2020 Christmas performance with Orchestra Victoria, Live At Hamer Hall, which will be released on Friday 3rd December. For this performance, the Grammy-nominated group’s songs were spectacularly reimagined by arranger Jamie Messenger and performed live onstage at the iconic Melbourne venue with Orchestra Victoria, led by conductor Nicholas Buc, and streamed live to fans across the world on YouTube. The 50-minute performance features hits from the band’s two critically acclaimed albums Run Home Slow (2019) and Half Mile Harvest (2017) and their two original Teskey Brothers Christmas songs, Dreaming Of A Christmas With You and Highway Home For Christmas.

Last December, mid-pandemic, on a muggy post-lockdown Melbourne morning, Sam, Brendon, Liam and Josh found themselves in the enviable position of performing a set to an empty Hamer Hall with Orchestra Victoria. The group had been tapped by Arts Centre Melbourne and Orchestra Victoria management to provide repertoire for a stopgap recording project following the cancellation of the orchestra’s scheduled classical season. The band jumped at the chance.

“We’d grown up listening to some live albums that have orchestras; I never expected we’d be on one, especially something as grandiose as Orchestra Victoria at Hamer Hall,” says drummer Liam Gough. “I thought it would be a long and laborious process to translate our songs into orchestral form, but Jamie and Nicholas were super across it,” says Brendon Love, bassist.

On Live at Hamer Hall, The Teskey Brothers continue to push the boundaries of musical possibility, a bold extension of their beloved catalogue. As luck would have it, the album is being released just as the world is re-opening to live music.